Satyanarayana Raju Nadimpalli, popular as Sandeep Varma, who is a known name in motorcycle racing circuit at the national level is all set to make his mark in the international circuit. A national champion in the premium category in the Indian Motorcycle Racing Championship, Sandeep is gearing up to make his plunge in the international circuit with Qatar Championship by competing in the upcoming 2021 Qatar Championship in QSTK 600 category.
Incidentally, it will be the first time that a Telugu lad will be taking part in such a prestigious motor racing championship. The 24-year-old is a six-time national champion. He is rather excited about his feat and says that he is looking forward to the championship as nothing happened last year. He will be using a 600CC bike in the championship and he will be competing with the best in the world.
Sandeep says he always wanted to break the stereotype of conventional sports and says his growth in the sport is likely to attract youngsters into the sport. The championship starts in 3rd week of September and Sandeep is preparing to leave for Qatar in a couple of days.
The aspiring racer met with an accident during a race and broke his collar bone leading him to lose out on big titles. Then COVID hit and there was a lull in the racing circuit. The championships have been revived and Sandeep is looking forward to doing his best.
Another major hurdle that Sandeep faced was the lack of proper grounds to practice. He had to go to Chennai or Delhi to practice and when he could not, he could feel stiff and unprepared for championships. Sandeep who worked with a retailing giant for three years quit his job and started traveling. He also became an avid YouTuber and has a growing subscriber base on the channel. The racer currently represents the Gusto team while playing the national championship.